What is SUPtember?

‘SUP’ stands for ‘single-use plastics’ (as well as ‘stand-up paddle’ boards! – they are good SUPs, single-use plastics are bad SUPs!)

September is a month of activities aimed at reducing the amount of plastic in our environment. This includes reducing the production and use of (bad) SUPs, increasing the recycling of plastics, cleaning up plastic in the environment, and ensuring the state government implements the NSW Plastic Plan (see

PaddleNSW will be promoting paddle cleanups leading up to the events and sharing stories and photos afterwards.

Check out SUPtember 2020

Young paddlers help clean up the Macquarie River with Western Paddlers NSW and Dubbo Rivercare.

Plans for SUPtember 2021

Club Clean Up Challenge – stay tuned for details!

Bring a shirt to the PaddleNSW AGM – get it screen printed with our snazzy “pick up while you paddle” design.

Annual environment forum – August 18, 2021, 6.30-8pm via Zoom. Get informed about plastic pollution and solutions; share experiences and ideas with other clubs. Plus hear ways to get conservation kayaking happening in your community.